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“What we are seeing at OACAC Energy Assistance is an increase in the number of people needing assistance. People who have never had to ask for help before. They are our neighbors who have lost their jobs, their homes and their savings. They are people who are not able to meet their basic needs, such as food, medicines, and gas. These are our friends who never dreamed they would be without work and facing this situation."
Tommie Trammell, OACAC LIHEAP Director
The mission of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist low income households who have an energy related crisis.
Energy Assistance (EA)
No Shut-Off Notice Required
The Winter Heating Energy Assistance Program (EA) provides a one-time payment for assistance with winter heating costs for low-income households (based on household size and income). The program runs from October through March.
Applicants must first apply for the Energy Assistance Program before being considered for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program.
Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)
Shut-Off Notice Required
The Winter Energy Crisis Intervention Program provides utility assistance and relief for eligible households to alleviate energy related crisis. The winter program runs from October through May. Applicants must have received a notice of termination, had services terminated or be a COD propane customer to be eligible for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP).
The Summer Energy Crisis Intervention Program provides assistance for electric payments only and runs from June through September.
Please click on the link below to download the 2015-16 Application for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Applications accepted from October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 for Elderly and Disabled.
Applications for non-elderly/disabled will be accepted November 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.